HyperDic: puffer

English > 2 senses of the word puffer:
NOUNfoodpuffer, blowfish, sea squab, pufferfishdelicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
animalpuffer, pufferfish, blowfish, globefishany of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe
puffer > pronunciation
Soundspah'fer
Rhymesaquifer ... zephyr / Zephyr: 60 rhymes with fer...
English > puffer: 2 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningdelicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver.
Synonymsblowfish, sea squab, pufferfish
Part ofpuffer, pufferfish, blowfish, globefishAny of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe
NarrowerfuguA blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
Broadersaltwater fishflesh of fish from the sea used as food
SubstancestetrodotoxinA powerful neurotoxin found in the ovaries of pufferfish
English > puffer: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers.
Synonymspufferfish, blowfish, globefish
Member ofTetraodontidae, family Tetraodontidaepuffers
Partsblowfish, sea squab, puffer, pufferfishdelicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
Broaderplectognath, plectognath fishTropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
Spanishpez globo
Verbspuffto swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

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